Friday, December 19, 2008

Cumberbun and Ribbon = High Fashion

Hi Bellas!

Happy Friday :) I'm excited about this weekend. Tonight I'm going to watch my sorority sister in a Salsa Night performance, Saturday I have a Holiday potluck, and Sunday I'll be joining my girls for a secret santa gift exchange. But for now, I have to get through the workday, lol.

I wanted to share with you a shoot I did a couple of weeks ago with a great, young and upcoming model. This girl has the most amazing poses! On top of it, the day of the shoot was freezing! We were shooting out doors and it was so cold that I had on a bubble jacket and my nose was still runnning! Major props to our model for working it out in the freezing cold! You'll see a couple of upcoming posts on her since we did several looks.

This shoot was definitely a collaborative effort. The stylist totally transformed a basic black evening gown into a high fashion look just with accessories. On her head, you'll notice an avant garde looking hat -- it's actually a men's cumberbun! In some of the shots we actually wrapped black ribbon around her arms to give it a different feel. Lastly, pair tall black boots with an evening gown and it instantly transforms the look. Our stylist Tim was awesome!

For makeup, I focused on clear skin and a smokey eye. I airbrushed and contoured her with Temptu #7 and used MAC's holiday smokey palette on her eyes. On her lips, we went super nude by covering her lips with MAC lip erase in dim, and angel lipstick with c-thru lipglass.

Enjoy!







Any big plans this weekend? Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

17 comments:

Askmewhats said...

wow! I can't imagine, freezing cold and she's wearing just that?? I have respect for the model and everyone who works behind her, including you Ren ren :) Great work! Enjoy your weekend!

Nic Nic said...

wow this looks like an editorial look, thanks to your skills!!

Couture Carrie said...

Really sexy shoot! The second to last photo is my fave!

xoxox,
CC

yummy411 said...

love it! that's modeling.. she looks so graceful and into it.. even while freezing.

great! ok can we hear the difference/benefits/advantages between airbrush and regular foundation. you've touched on it before, but i spoke with an artist that was saying it's another great form of makeup, technique, etc. but you can achieve the same with regular foundation.. etc. how similar is MAC's airmist and other spray can foundations to the real thing??

answers ren! answers LOL... you know i have a lot of questions and comments! =p

Wes said...

Beautiful- She doesn't even look cold, I would've never known. Your book is beautifully building! Keep up the great work.

Anne @ yummiebitez.com said...

woow she looks fierce! I love her eye makeup. another great job!! And you know she's that good when you can't tell she's freezing when it's cold.

Girl with Curl said...

You always do such a good job with photo shoots. It looks like it would be fun too.

Umm Rijaal said...

I love the pics, everything, her makeup, clothes and all her supermodel poses. Thanks for sharing.

rockSTARbeauty said...

great job ren! love the high fashion look...she really does do good poses

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

I'm floored. You rocked out that makeup and she worked those poses. Can't wait for the next batch of pics.

Kimberly Tia said...

hey ms ren

i appreciate the add, and you stopping by my little hole in the wall ^_^ -- i blurbed about'cha on my interview for jentv.tv =)

always loved your vids/tutorials and blog, and looking forward to a great 2009 with Ren Ren in my corner!


HOLLAH!

Product Junkie Diva said...

You are amazing!
PJD

itsjudytime said...

goodness you're amazing at what you do! I love this style!

Roxy said...

i love that last picture! you're in a sorority? omg which one?!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a lovely shoot-the dress and make up is very nice indeed! have a lovely weekend!

lburton said...

Wow is all I can say...so editorial and fab! I love the retro feel as well. I picked up the smokey eye palette friday to wear to a holiday party that night...wish my eyes looked that great :)

Mina said...

Ren! You killed it on this one dear. I love it.

Can you do that for my wedding ;-)